On June 16, 2017 the Players Tribune posted an article by Lonzo Ball entitled "The Loudest guy in the gym. I have always thought the media had an unhealthy perspective on his father, Lavar Ball. Every good father should boast to the world that his son is the best ever. So what if those who've bought into the emasculation of men by society can't appreciate his bravado. What do their opinions matter now that all Lavar has done at home and in public has positioned his son to live out his own dreams? Lonzo just became a millionaire as the number two pick on one of the best sports franchises in the world. Instead of bashing him, dads everywhere of all races should be trying to learn what Lavar did to prepare his son for the greatest opportunities and to compete to be among the best in the world while avoiding life's pitfalls. May every dad be the loudest guy in the gym!